As Hurricane Ian continues its path, please check with organizers before attending an event or applying to a classified. COCA will email and/or post updates on our social media sites. Emergency information can be found here for Leon County and the City of Tallahassee. Contact COCA at and 850-224-2500. Our building will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 29th & 30th, reopening on Monday, October 3rd. Stay informed & stay safe.

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Public Notices

Our cultural community is developing at a rapid pace. COCA strives to keep you informed and we welcome your participation and input.

Join us for a meeting, express your interest in a special project, be part of the discussion and decision making.

Meetings & Programs

COCA Beers & Cheers Staff Meet & Greet

6PM – 8PM: Thursday, September 01
Oyster City Brewing Company Tallahassee
601 W Gaines St.

Save the Date! Join us for beer, cheers, and conversation. You’ll get to meet the COCA team, network, and more! Can’t wait to see you there!

Board of Directors

COCA Board members are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Tallahassee (City appointments) or by the Leon County Commission (County appointments). If you would like to receive more information, or nominate someone (or yourself) to serve on COCA’s Board of Directors, please contact Hillary Crawford at or call 850-224-2500. Nominations are accepted year-round. 

COCA is currently accepting applications for a Board of Directors seat representing the following specific areas of expertise:

Business (City appointment)

Click here to submit an application for this City appointed Board seat.

If you’re interested in serving, applications will be accepted through June 30, 2022.

COCA’s Board represents a diverse wealth of knowledge and includes citizens with expertise in the following areas: finance, marketing, volunteerism, history/heritage, practicing artist, tourism, and business. A current list of Board members is available by clicking here.

The COCA Board typically meets five times each year with occasional additional special meetings scheduled.

COCA bylaws stipulate that a Board member may not miss more than a third of the meetings in a given year.

The COCA Board is a policy board. Members make decisions regarding funding and oversee the strategic and operational planning of the organization. We encourage Board members to become members of COCA but there are no fundraising requirements. The Board’s main role is to uphold the Section 265.32 of the Florida Statutes and to advocate for the organization and the larger cultural community.

Please contact Hillary Crawford at or call 850-224-2500 for more information.

COCA is committed to promoting arts and culture in all its forms, and through its programs, seeks ways to promote the area’s diverse range of artists, culture events, and traditions. To view COCA’s online features, such as the Artist Directory, the cultural attractions in our area, and ways to get involved in the arts, visit COCA also maintains a calendar or local arts, cultural and heritage events in our community at

For more information about COCA, call 850-224-2500 or email us at

All meetings are open to the public. In addition, the COCA Board of Directors generally meets on alternate months with the Executive Committee from 4:00-5:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. If you require any accommodations to attend meetings or use written materials, please contact Hillary Crawford at

FY22 Board of Directors Meetings

• Oct. 28, 2021 – Agenda
• Nov. 18, 2021 – Agenda 
• Jan. 20, 2022 – Agenda
• March 24, 2022 (originally scheduled for March 17) – Agenda 
• May 12, 2022 (originally scheduled for May 19) – Agenda
• July 14, 2022 – Agenda
• Sept. 8, 2022 (originally scheduled for Sept. 15) – Agenda
→ Click here to register for this meeting
If you would like to speak during this meeting, please contact Hillary Crawford for more details.

Executive & Other Meetings

All meetings are open to the public. The COCA Executive Committee generally meets on alternate months to the Board of Directors from 4:00-5:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Meetings will be held at COCA’s office building. If you require any accommodations in order to attend meetings or use written materials, please contact Hillary Crawford at 850-224-2500 or

• Oct. 14, 2021 – Agenda
• Dec. 16, 2021 – Agenda
• Feb. 17, 2022 – Agenda
• April 21, 2022 (originally scheduled for April 14) – Agenda
• June 23, 2022 (originally scheduled for June 16) – Agenda
• Aug. 18, 2022 – Agenda

• Jan. 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm
• Feb. 21, 2022, at 4:30 pm
• Apr 25, 2022, at 5:30 pm
• Aug 22, 2022, at 5:30 pm – Agenda
→ Click here to join this meeting
Meeting ID: 847 0228 5926
Passcode: 625580
If you would like to speak during this meeting, please contact Kathleen Spehar for more details.

• Nov. 15, 2021, at 5:30 pm
• Dec. 13, 2021, at 4:30 pm
• March 2, 2022, at 4:30 pm
• March 9, 2022, at 4:00 pm 

• Dec. 1, 2021, at 4:00 pm
• Jan. 5, 2022, at 4:00 pm
• Feb. 1, 2022, at 4:00 pm
• March 1, 2022, at 4:00 pm
• May 3, 2022, at 4:00 pm

COCA Grant Programs

FY23 Cultural Grant Panel Meeting (virtual)

Thursday, June 30th, 9:30 am – Agenda

• Register here 

FY23 Cultural Tourism Marketing Grant Panel Meeting (virtual)

Thursday, August 25th, 9:30 am – Agenda

• Register here

Visit our Grant Programs page for more information on COCA’s grants programs.


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